More about Services
CYE offers vital mental services to remote areas in Atlanta and Texas. Our goal is to provide vital, and much needed mental health care to our clients that may not have the opportunity because of the lack of service available in their area. Because of the impact to the client, the family and community, CYE is now committed to supporting both adolescents and adults in many remote areas.
Here is how it works: CYE has chosen a team of mental healthcare professionals to bring vital components of our program to remote areas. Our teams of specially chosen professionals are committed to serving others, and are willing to travel to remote areas throughout Georgia because they realize the impact to our community of not having
Consumers or referral sources initiate treatment by contacting the Agency by telephone or fax. Almost immediately we will schedule an appointment to perform the intake process. The intake process consists of a behavioral health assessment and nursing assessment. These assessments are designed to prepare the consumer for treatment and provide the Agency with detailed information of the consumer’s diagnosis and needs. Following the treatment preparation sessions, the client meets with his/her counselor for the treatment planning session, as described above.
We require our placing agency to assemble a group of no less than 8 adolescents, and provide a meeting place, such as a DJJ office, library, etc… The parent, guardians or placing agency is responsible for providing transportation of the youth to and from the central meeting area. During groups CYE provide refreshments. Our groups are usually conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 5pm to 8pm.
How adolescent’s benefit from our services: Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy, in which a small, carefully selected group of individuals meets regularly with a therapist. The purpose of group therapy is to assist each individual in emotional growth and personal problem solving. Through the group experience, the individual consumer can receive the following:
- Improved social skills: Our lives are characterized by intense and persistent relationships, and much of our self-esteem is developed via feedback and reflection from others.
- Installation of hope: Watching others cope with and overcome similar problems successfully instills hope and inspiration.
- Altruism: Group therapy offers its members a unique opportunity: the chance to help others.
- Universality: Many who enter group therapy have great difficulty sustaining interpersonal relationships, and feel unlikable and unlovable. Group therapy provides a powerful antidote to these feelings.
- Catharsis: The release of conscious or unconscious feelings can provide a great feeling of relief.
Adolescent/Adult Counselors: Counselors are responsible for conducting assessments, facilitating the group and individual counseling components of the CYE program, and crisis intervention. Most counselors have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, or social work, and a minimum of two years of counseling experience in the field of addictions, anger management, sexual abuse, mood disorders and work with the C&A and Adult population. Counselors are certified by the Georgia State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as Certified Addiction Counselors and Certified Anger Management specialists.
Family Therapists: Family therapists are responsible for conducting family therapy sessions and Parent Education and Support groups. They have a minimum of a master’s degree in psychology or counseling and are licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) by the Georgia Board
Group Counseling: The group-counseling component consists of 8 weekly group treatment sessions, with each session lasting 90 minutes. The group curriculum is divided into two phases, and clients must complete the first phase, Drug Education, before proceeding to the second phase, Relapse Prevention. Phase I, consisting of four Drug Education sessions, provides clients with the foundation that they need to participate and benefit from Phase II, which consists of 5 Relapse Prevention sessions. The focus of the group is to get adolescents and adults to find alternatives to smoking marijuana and other drugs.
Anger Management Group: The Anger Management Group consists of 8 weekly group treatment sessions, with each session lasting 90 minutes. The group curriculum targets 3 major areas of discussion: (1) Identify adolescents’ typical responses to anger and the consequences of these responses; (2) Identify signs that one is becoming angry; (3) Discuss strategies for managing anger . It is inevitable that adolescents in recovery will encounter situations that make them angry. Anger is a particularly problematic emotion for adolescents in recovery because, in addition to serving as an excuse for returning to drug use or previous behaviors, it can also result in other serious negative consequences. Therefore, it is important to learn how to manage anger in order to avoid drug use and other potential negative consequences.
Sexual Offender Group: The Sexual Offender group will consist of 8 weekly group treatment sessions, with each session lasting 90 minutes. The group curriculum targets 5 major areas of discussion: (1) Thinking errors; (2) social skills; (3) violence prevention; (4) aggression replacement; (5) restorative justice. Our youth and adults deserve an opportunity to learn how to address those in the community with respect, restore or create new appropriate relationships, and try to resolve their status in the justice system. Therefore, it is important that sexual offenders receive treatment from qualified professionals to assist them on their journey to develop appropriate thinking, alternatives to violence and aggression and understanding legal implications and resources.
Parent Education Support Group: The Parent Education and Support Group is a component of the CYE SA group that is designed to provide parents with information regarding substance use, addiction, the recovery process, etc. In addition, the parent group is an opportunity for parents to gain support from one another in changing existing family patterns and to learn how to strengthen themselves in their relationship with a substance-using adolescent. Parents are encouraged to attend a minimum of four group sessions, which last approximately 60 minutes, during the 8-week period of treatment.
CSI, IFI and Therapy
In addition to conducting groups, CYE is available to provide CSI, IFI and Therapy on an individual basis. Because of the importance of coordinating services, CYE also is available to work with those adolescents participating in the group sessions on an individual basis at home. This way, CYE insures consistency, and better meet the needs of the client.
If you have any questions please call our administrative office at (770) 723-770 and mention that you are interested in our remote service. Our staff will be happy to assist you with getting started, and answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for your interest in our service, and we look forward to speaking with you soon!